My years at girlmom taught me so much, and has impacted my life in so many ways, I can't even begin to count them. .
I learned how to respond when someone says, "What you said was fucked up!"
I learned to listen.
I learned how to apologize.
I learned that just because I procreate with someone, am related to someone, or have some kind of relationship with someone does not mean they get to stand in my way.
I learned to be radical and how to argue in effective ways.
I learned that good friends will *always* have your back. Even when you fuck up. Big time.
I learned what I wanted my community to look like, and how to make that happen.
I learned how to not back down.
I learned exactly what it meant to be unquestioningly pro-choice.
I grew up with girlmom and I can honestly say that I do not think that I would be the awesome human I am now without gm. Honestly, sometimes I try to talk about it with folks who were not on gm and they don't get it. For a long time, my best friends were people I had never met and there have been few times in my life that I felt as unconditionally supported.
What did you learn?